Flint instituting city-wide curfew amid COVID-19 outbreak for 30 days

Posted at 5:26 PM, Apr 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-01 17:26:56-04

FLINT, Mich. (WXYZ) — The City of Flint has instituted a curfew that will go into effect Thursday amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

Mayor Sheldon Neeley announced the curfew on Wednesday, saying it will be from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. every day. It will be in effect for 30 days.

Anyone providing essential services will be exempt from the curfew.

Those caught not following the curfew could be subject to a misdemeanor charge.

"This is a hard decision that I haven't taken lightly," the mayor said.

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